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, brazil, the third largest city in the world. in this anatomy of a mega-city, we'll explore: the urban geography of immigration and etic diversity, squatter settlements and self-construction. sao pao, brazil. with its crowded boulevards and massive skyscrapers, it seemswealthy as any city in the world. sao paulo is unique among latin american cities. in the early part ofhe, when places like rio de janeiro copied traditional european styles of construction, sao paulo was following a distinctly american model of urbanism. imitating the forms of chicago and new york, sao paulo built upward, growing vertically very quickly. buin a huge ring around the centrality slies a very different, here, stretching foriles,uickly. is a city of self-built structures in various stages of completion. they line hillsides and rocky streets where some of sao paulo's newest immigrants struggo ild mes om brick and cen where some of sao paulo's alaide and her family came to sao paulo from northeastern brazil. ( alaide speaking portuguese ) translator: from there my father came first to work. came i as a maid,
. in the maya city of copan, a jeweler fashioned rare shell and jade for his powerful lord. in mexico, living artisans echo the economy of a vanished civilization. and in teotihuacan, evidence of mass production has now been unearthed. tiny faces of clay reflect the men and women who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any give
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into the countryside, and they are pushing further, trying to reach the city of hama. the government is striking back with warplanes, shelling areas. up to 700 syrian refugees have not been registered, but others have been crossing the border illegally. the fact that there is no political settlement in sight, that means more refugees will be finding safe haven, especially since most of them say they expect the government to put up a strong fight. hama is a strategic town. >> what about health of the refugees, as winter really hits hard? >> it has been very difficult. according to turkish authorities, they are now hosting 150,000 refugees. those that are registered. others that have the means to survive have rented apartments or lived with relatives, and a new camp has been built for a new wave of refugees. they are also building a further six refugee camps, expecting to absorbent up to 50,000. people are cold, hungry, and it is not only a question of refugees. they might be more likely than those that are displaced from one village to another. as long as there is no political settlement, we will see
the brunt to push them out of damascus. there is the rage and violence in the city of -- raging violence in the city of homs. they are trying to protect themselves from the shelling. >> almost two years of fighting in syria, half a million people have fled the country. they are going to and neighboring areas. as we report, this is just off the coast of turkey. >> immigrants who wash ashore, they are preparing for their first winter. they are increasingly syrian. this is run by volunteers to provide food and shelter. one person has just arrived from callaspo -- aleppo with a vague plan to find his brother. >> they were bombing the houses. we cannot stay. >> the journey is very dangerous. there are bad conditions. been at this time of year, it can be very rough. more than 20 rounds. -- drowned. taken out of the sea, freezing cold, by coast guard. but there is no answer. he seems very confused about what to do next. he knows almost nobody in the city and does not speak the language. >> yesterday and tomorrow. just in case the heels of news -- hear some news. >> there are syrian families cro
. >> the carnage and the city left in their wake. activists say that dozens of people were killed when at least one rocket hit this mosque. they say that most of the .asualties were civilians > >> there is a large number of dead and injured. for now, so many civilians are trying to run away. >> more than 500,000 palestinian refugees in syria live here. but the cast also include members of the liberation of the palestinian general command. their leader is said to leave anti-chairman forces. is the first time it was hit. the president's forces have been fighting for weeks. activists say that the air strike on the campus the sixth such attack in the area. the videos show the damage caused by continuous artillery and rocket chilling in this city. many residential buildings were destroyed. shellings in thisng'rocket city. many residential buildings were destroyed. many of the dead included women and children. sunday's attack came as rebels fought to gain ground in and near damascus and beyond. >> at least six people have been killed in a series of bomb blast in northern iraq. at least 25 more were wound
, they will look to see where their cause based in egypt achilleas, which city is coming outside the city's -- in egypt actually is, which cities, coming outside the cities where most egyptians actually live. bringing the muslim brotherhood for a proper political platform for the position itself. >> while all this is going on, the egyptian economy is in very crude shade in dade. what will its stake to get more addictions behind him as he tries to kickstart the egyptian economy -- get more egyptians behind him as he tries to kickstart the egyptian economy? >> that is the million-dollar question. economy is what will suffer the most of the next few months. it is what has been on everyone's mind. this is what most egyptians are thinking about beyond issues of politics. it is not clear how far mr. morsi will get, particularly if he does not try to build consensus with other forces in the country. i think the economy will be linked to how far mr. morsi can take the political spectrum here in egypt and i think that affects out egypt is pursued overseas. and that affects the egyptian economy at
in -- in parts of the world. it is the first major city in the world to see in the new year. auckland is 496 kilometers west of the international date line. as west as you can get. the fireworks going off in auckland at the start of 2013. the new year has already started elsewhere in the pacific. in other news, at least 10 people have been killed in a series of explosions across iraq. dozens more wounded. kirkuk was among the cities targeted. seven people have died in bombings, all thought to be from the same family. iraq's prime minister, nouri al- maliki, is saying foreign countries are instigating sectarian division. more protests are expected in anbar province. they are demanding the release of sunni prisoners. tell us more about the explosions in iraq. who was targeted? a was carrying them out? -- who was carrying them out? >> we are getting conflicting reports about who the target was. the houses were demolished because of an improvised explosive device. one house belongs to an iraqi police officer. the other two might have been used as a place where shia pilgrims rest on their journey
to put off protesters by sealing off large parts of the city and closing off metro stations. hundreds of armed police and riot troops are on duty. but the protests are spreading beyond the capital. there are vigils and demonstrations across the country. rape is the fastest growing crime in india, an incident reported every 20 minutes, yet the issue has largely been ignored by the authorities until now. violence against women in india is making news around the world and the politicians are not taking -- paying attention. they say that this young woman's death will not be in vain. she is being called out in the his daughter, but she spent her final hours at a hospital in singapore. she suffered from severe organ failure as a result of her terrible injuries. >> her family is shattered by this development. at the same time, they realized it the best medical attention was provided to hurt and in the and it was the scale of the injuries that was too much. >> her body is being flown back from singapore for last rites as india which for the arrival of the victim. many are coming to terms with
this week, protesting a number of arrests, targeting city officials. >> thousands have taken -- the ministers bodyguards are arrested, accusing the government of being sectarian. >> this crowd is not political or sectarian, but represents everyone became for the marginal elevation. when we say the injustices happen, it doesn't mean we want to take the country to a civil war. >> the governor of the prime minister has denied allegations of adopting sectarian policies. >> this is an effort to return the sectarian divide after they lost voters and the continuous failure. therefore, they manage to bring some of their national popularity. >> leaders accuse the prime minister of trying to consolidate his grip on power by excluding his political rivals. one such rival is the fugitive vice president that has been sentenced to death for charges of terrorism. and with a threat of an armed conflict with the semiautonomous kurdish north, the power-sharing government may collapse. the crisis comes almost a year after forces left iraq, but the country is far from stable were secure. >> a hu
in the capital. an armed group says it is preparing to impose a no-fly zone over the city. >> we have intelligence proving the regime is using commercial flights to transport troops and military gear to murder unarmed civilian people. we issued this warning to all civilians to refrain from using commercial planes to avoid being used as human shields. any plane in the sky will be targeted by anti-aircraft missiles. we have imposed a no-fly zone in this province. this will come into effect within three days. >> let's hear from our correspondent who has an update on the turkish-syrian border. >> an ultimatum was issued. we saw the video on the internet. they told the local population you have to do your duty to take out assad's forces. you have to open the door to rebels or we will launch an attack and engage the assad forces. they did not specifically say they see the local community as enemies, but they may be caught in the crossfire. christians are vulnerable, 10% of the population. they have been seen as neutral in the conflict. we heard the u.n. warned about the possibility of this
calling for all somali refugees to leave these cities and go back to refugee camps, like the ones in northern kenya. they see somalis as security risks. >> the latest from nairobi. thank you. syrian forces have bombed a mosque in damascus. one report said that 25 people have died. it comes as the french foreign minister said he believes the end is near for president of saab. >> this [indiscernible] at least one rocket hit this mosque. >> it hit the heart of the camp and the area close to it. the result was a large number of dead and injured. many civilians are trying to run away now. >> more than 500 refugees in syria, including members of the palestinian front for the olivier -- liberation of palestine. a group traditionally aligned with others. bear leader is said to have fled after clashes with government forces. the first time they have been hit since the syrian government began in march of 2011. and they have been fighting for weeks to drive rebels out. activists say that this was the six such attack. video of posted on the internet show the damage caused by continuous artill
the factors leading to gun violence from newtown, connecticut to the streets of cities like chicago, where the homicide rate spiked earlier this year -- more than 500 gun murders in the past year, and behind closed doors in cases of domestic violence, we're joined by goldie taylor. she lost both her brother and father to gun violence. she is an msnbc contributor and managing editor of the goldie taylor project lead she recently wrote a piece titled, "after my father and brother were murdered, owning a gun made me feel secure. now it's time to give it up." and she did just that on monday. goldie taylor, welcome to "democracy now!" let's go back. how you ended up getting your gun. tell us your life story. >> i grew up with guns. it was a part of our life. we grew up in east st. louis. having a gun was part of the family security along with having burglar bars and those kinds of things. when my father was murdered in 1973, my mother immediately bought a gun and kept it in the house for all of our lives. my brother was murdered in a similar fashion about 20 years later. it really took the fami
. it coincides with a missile strike. scores of civilians killed in the attack. in the northern city of aleppo rebel fighters say they captured a military base. russia's foreign minister says he received guarantees from president assad he will not use chemical weapons against rebels. >> i met president assad and we exchanged views on the next steps that can be taken to move forward. the president spoke of his viewpoint and i told of what i gathered from my many meetings i of that indifference cities and with various officials in the region and outside the region. we also discussed the steps i see it can be taken to help the syrian people come out of the crisis. the situation in syria remains of high concern and with the party's move of the direction of a solution that the people of this -- of syria aspire to. >> let's be to our correspondent on the border between turkey and syria. as you say, this is brahimi's third trip and the situation has gotten significantly worse since the last time. are we any further forward this time? >> we do not have the details of the meeting, in a sense we did not
>> syrian government forces bombarded the city. there's no russia-u.s.-backed peace plan on the table. this is al jazeera, live from our headquarters in doha. an assassination that shocked the world. five years after the death of benazir bhutto, are we any closer to knowing who killed her? president obama cutting short his holiday to take up the financial fight in washington. plus -- >> in central kenya, this is one of the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world. new technology could help protect it. >> welcome to the program. i wish there was a plan, words from the man trying to broker a peace deal in syria. international envoy lakhdar brahimi made the comments in the last few hours at the end of a trip to syria. he met with representative poe representatives from both sides. >> some have come here to market a russian-american project. i wish there was a russian- american project. hence, i did not come here to market it. >> the syrian government delegation led by the country's deputy foreign minister has been in russia for talks. he was reportedly sent to mosco
. >> in the caesarian title, schilling has devastated large parts of the city, including a large suburbs. the rebels say they have also made gains in eastern syria. fighters say they have captured this oil field. tens of thousands of mainly sunni iraqis turned out to protest the government. they are accusing maliki of marginalizing sunni leaders. >> a sea of people gathering in the provincial capital. and there is mounting a, and mistrust of the government is -- anger is mounting, and protest of the government is deep. they have been protesting a week and are not going anywhere. >> our enemy once this gathering to be dispersed. this injustice is not only happening on the sunni, but our shia brothers as well. >> among the demands is an end to perceived discrimination. >> this government is targeting sunnis on purpose. they fear no god, and we do not trust them. >> these protesters are very angry. they are raising their demands every day. they are now calling to topple the government of newry maliki. they want the government to release the prisoners and to end the injustice in this country. they are also
to the capital city. fearing an all-out fight, many civilians have left their homes. >> they flee to their field which means -- fields, which means they go there without minimal water. dire conditions. the republic -- every individual there is infected with malaria at least once a year. now workers are expressing concern. it is these people who will pay the price. >> the son of pakistan's former prime minister bhutto has made its debut. he addressed the crowd of thousands marking five years since his mother's death. benazir bhutto was killed after an election rally. >> more than 200,000 turned out looking to the past, present and future. three generations of pakistan's political dynasty. >> they remembered former president bhutto gunned down five years ago on thursday. her life mirrored her father's father's, dying a violent death. the crowd heard from her husband, pakistan's current president. and they were introduced to the next generation her 24-year-old son who becomes the chairman of the pakistan people's party. [speaking foreign language] >> today, it is sad and a delightful day for me. i
afford to escape the city heat and spend summers at the shore. homer's relatives on both sides had been engaged in shipping and trading for generations. his father, charles savage homer, carried on an import business. his mother, henrietta benson homer, was a watercolorist whose flower pictures were occasionally shown in professional exhibitions. winslow was born in boston in 1836. at t age of 21, after two years of drudgery apprenticed to a commercial lithographer, he vowed he would never have another master and set up his studio at 22 winter street, in a building with publisher m.m. ballou. true to his new england background, homer was forthright and self-reliant. above all, he valued his independence, soon establishing himself as a free-lance illustrator for ballou's pictorial. homer's first important illustration was published in 1857, and within a year, his work began to appear in harper's weekly. his early pictures recorded the ordinary manners and pleasures of american life, reflecting a mood of national self-confidence prior to the civil war. his sketch of the skating pond in ce
the city heat and spend summers at the shore. homer's relatives on both sides had been engaged in shipping and trading for generations. his father, charles savage homer, carried on an import business. his mother, henrietta benson homer, was a watercolorist whose flower pictures were occasionally shown in professional exhibitions. winslow was born in boston in 1836. at the age of 21, after two years of drudgery apprenticeto a commercial lithographer, he vowed he would never have another master and set up his studio at 22 winter street, in a building with publisher m.m. ballou. true to his new england background, homer was forthright and self-reliant. above all, he valued his independence, soon establishing himself as a free-lance illustrator for ballou's pictorial. homer's first important illustration was published in 1857, and within a year, his work began to appear in harper's weekly. his early pictures recorded the ordinary manners and pleasures of american life, reflecting a mood of national self-confidence prior to the civil war. his sketch of the skating pond in central park was publi
. they maintained a firm grip on their power base in the center of the city. the rebels were able to advance. the fighting is not likely to end anytime soon. >> a gunman in pakistan have killed six women who were working to vaccinate children against polio. >> their job was to help stop the spread of a devastating disease, and they were killed for doing it. on tuesday, gunmen shot to death six pakistani women who were working on a government- backed polio vaccination campaign. five of the women were killed in the largest city. >> they shot her from behind. there are no threats, nothing. she is my daughter. >> police say the killings were well coordinated and occurred simultaneously in three areas of the city. the sixth woman, believed to be 17, was shot to death in egypt. on monday-- in peshawar. all of the dead were working on a three day anti-polio campaign. no group claimed responsibility, but investigators believe the taliban carried out the attack. has been vocal against campaign -- vaccinations. >> they think the vaccine was used for identifying -- how this was used in case of locating
. thousands of people take to the streets of egypt us second city of defence on religion and the constitution. at 1-year mandate for mali. the go-ahead for national troops. at no end, the standoff for washington. republican plans to avert a fiscal crisis fails to win back supsupport in the white house. at least 30 people have been killed in southeastern kenya. the deaths in the region are being blamed on tribal fighting between the two communities. more now from al jazeera -- nazanineazeera's moshiri. >> a victims are at least five children, five women. many people injured as well. enya's red cross says they have managed to evacuate 16 seriously injured to a town on the coast. they are still searching in the area for more victims. at the heart of this is land. this is the arid area, water is scarce. grazing land is scarce as well. the orma on the one side, her on the other side the pastor list -- the pokomo back in august and september, hundreds were injured and thousands were replaced. also part of this our politics. kenya is heading for a presidential election in march, 2013, and the politi
. they were -- belonged to the muslim brotherhood. the rally had been called by the port city by those supporting the constitution. it erupted in violence between those supporting the constitution and those opposed to it. the security forces had been on standby through today. the same city was the scene of violence before the first round of voting on this referendum a week ago. the polls will be opening within the next 24 hours, roughly the same number of voters will be taking part as in the first round that is some 26 million eligible voters. those supporting the draft constitution have got a significant lead according to unofficial results as some 57% voted yes against the 43% who voted no. the final result will be coming in late saturday night. >> the head of nato said they continue to fire scud missile at een government forces. >> this is proof that the syrian government is using missiles against opposition fighters. >> and this is another launch at night. the footage is said to be taken on thursday near homs. activists also posted this video on the internet which appears to show t
her and a male friend with iron rods as they drove through the city, reportedly passing through several police checkpoints. both victims were stripped and dumped by the son of the road. police say five men have been arrested. in the moments rights activist ranjana kumari said rapists in india often escape punishment. >> under the current laws, rapists are not being prosecuted the way they should be. i missed 40,000 rape cases are pending in various courts across the country. in 2003, there was a judgment nine years later. it takes nine years for justice to be delivered, to think people will be afraid to commit such heinous crimes? it is imported have a system in place to deal with such cases. we demand to expedite the crime in courts. >> and it's the mounting protest, officials in india have reported at least two more gang rapes. and two separate incidents, a 10-year old crow was gang raped and murdered and a 14-year-old was in critical condition after being raped by a group of men. according to the national crime records bureau, one woman is raped every 20 minutes in india. a n
would have been the victims of improvised explosive devices and aligned minds. east of the city, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle at the gates of the compound of a foreign contracting company. the explosion was felt two kilometers away rattling windows in the city center. at least two people killed in that explosion and dozens of casualties. among them afghans, american citizens and south african citizens. >> a car bomb has wounded several others. it exploded at a market outside a local office and it comes after security forces foiled an attack by the pakistan taliban. >> the island of fiji is being hit by its big cyclone in 20 years. tourists have been evacuated and thousands of people are seeking refuge. power is out and flights in and out have been canceled. >> fiji is used to storms, but rarely this. cyclone evan, fresh from a destructive path across some of came north and west. this is where 20,000 people live, some of them recklessly. >> we are very strong. >> wind of more than 200 kilometers an hour smashing through the island in lifting routes. among those hunkering
minute. nearly two years, it was city's fleeing. now it is palestinians coming from the refugee camp where fighting has forced thousands of people to move. the refugees have no specific place to go to. this camp is one of three refugee camps where the palestinians coming from syria are being received. up to 550 families have arrived in the past few days. we had to go from house to house looking for them. most are staying with relatives. this person and his 12-member family. two of his daughters were awarded an attack in july. -- they were wounded in attack in july. >> we fled from our house as fast as we could, escaping through the window because the door was being hit by shells. i was worried for my children and women. there was constant shelling around us. that was the only way to save our lives. >> the u.n. agency responsible for helping the refugees is starting to distribute aid. but the u.n. and others will probably find it more difficult the psychological impact on these refugees. some volunteers are giving it a try. all refugees are vulnerable. this is their second exodus. fam
in washington. three of his staff were killed in the eastern city of benghazi on september 11 of this year. four people have been killed outside a police station. protesters were demanding the release of a man held in connection with a number of recent killings believed to have been assassinations. three u.s. senators are demanding changes to a new movie about osama bin laden. they complain zero dark thirty .s misleading and inaccurate i knew you in report says the conflict has become increasingly sectarian -- a new un reports of the conflict has become increasingly sectarian. >> the opposition fighters are making territorial gains. they have managed to push into hamas as part of the offensive, taking over some villages, but the government continues to fight back, using what the united nations describes as disproportionate force. neither side is winning the war, and the secretary-general believes there is no prospect to the end of the conflict in syria. >> series begins the year in conflict and ends the year in war -- syria begins the year in conflict and ends the year in war. >> it is pitting t
the more than 142,000 syrians are registered. they fled the city and are now living in harsh conditions in a camp near the border with turkey. >> what can we do that we feel cold. everybody is hungry. what can we do? we do not have a heater or gas. we cannot make a fire. we cannot do anything. the refugee center only gets us to loaves of bread for six people. >> they were told -- thousands poured onto the streets defying a ban on gathering more than five people appear they're venting their anger over the brutal gang rape of a young woman. police used tear gas to stop the crowd from marching on to the palace. >> men and women are once again out in the street for the seventh day in a row. they are demanding immediate justice for the one in raped by a group of men. >> we want the government to hear our voices. we're here for the justice for that girl. we want the lot to be amended so no one can dare to even think about doing such an act once again. every now and then the girl has been getting raped. is this the world we're living in? what kind of is this? -- hell is this? >> 11 in its rape
in nigeria have attacked the offices of two mobile phone companies. it happened in the northwest city. the happiest day targeted phone operators read a they have often targeted the -- often target on operators. they say they will end violence in the areas they control. this comes days after the african plan to reclaim the north. >> they thought to gain control of cities in northern mali earlier. did they have been enforcing a strong law. they agreed to send troops to help them gain control of the region. they say they will stop fighting and hold peace talks. one of the groups in the area say they will. there are all forms of hostility. there are doing everything necessary. it will allow an african force to use all necessary measures. >> we welcome the adoption of the resolution that affects the resolution suit -- against crime. >> there are strong guidelines to security council's ruling. the military force may only be used once efforts have been exhausted. in the meantime international forces including those from european companies will help train the army. >> if our army is well-trai
are arriving in athens who know no one in this city and to speak. greek. he ran away from the government army. >> every day, like yesterday and tomorrow, i just wait and speak on the internet with my close friends just in case i hear news from the fall. >> there are also syrian families crowded in basements. one of six children traveling with their mother. athens is not what they hoped it would be. >> no charities, nothing to help us. weird is going from cold and hungry, a place to place. >> as long as the war continues, people will carry on trying to reach greece the matter how ill- prepared they are to receive them. al-jazeera, greece. >> in pakistan out, a man shot dead in the northwest of the country. two others managed to escape but one left wounded. the bodies were discovered in a remote tribal area four hours from the capital, islamabad. they were expected taliban fighters. 17 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the west. it happened in this province and is believed they were shi'ite pilgrims when they came under attack. we have the latest from the capital, islamabad. >> despit
.c., in a culture known as sumer, the world's first cities emerged. now, a more complex economy required more complex record-keeping. accountants took a ball of clay which they poked inside with the fingers to make a cavity. you know, it's just like a tennis ball of clay or even smaller. and once they had a good cavity, they would put inside tokens, and then a flap would be put on top, and all of this was closed. and we are in pre-writing time. and at that time every sumerian had a seal. and when the stone is pressed onto the surface of the envelope, it leaves then a design which is then the mark of the person or the administration involved. keach: with these seals, up to four parties could sign a transaction. these envelopes could hold several tokens securely. but there was no way to know the contents until accountants began to press the tokens into the clay before dropping them inside. the system quickly evolved. it did not take a long time for these accountants to realize "why should we have this complicated system ?" they could just as well have a ball of clay upon which they would impres
is safer than many other big cities around the world in terms of violent crime overall. but we have a gun homicide problem. our crime is more lethal because we have more guns. >> talking about something like 9000 homicide gun deaths in the united states every year. i think that it has let 150. germany, 170. and then you would include suicide and what is it in the u.s.? >> we have roughly something in order of 30,000 gun deaths a year, but the large majority are suicide. >> we're talking to paul barrett. when we come back, we will host a debate on the issue of gun violence in america. paul barrett's latest book is called, "glock: the rise of america's gun." stay with us. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the worst school bus occurred in u.s. history after virginia tech happened on friday. the new town sandy hook elementary school. 26 people gunned down. 20 of them 6 and 7-olds, six of them, all women, stabbed at the school. the school psychologist and the principal, after they tried to stop the shooter, and the teach
of this city, the police commissioner of this city, and everybody in the white power structure of this city must take a responsibility for everything that jim clark does in this community. it's time for us to say to these men, that if you don't do something about it, we will have no alternative but to engage in broader and more drastic forms of civil disobedience in order to bring the attention of the nation to this whole issue in selma, alabama. amy goodman: dr. martin luther king. you were in the church, john lewis. rep. john lewis: it was an unbelievable speech. dr. king spoke out of his gut. sheriff clark was a very mean man. he was vicious. i think maybe he was a little sick. he wore a gun on one side, a nightstick on the other side. he carried an electric cow prodder in his hand-and he didn't use it on cows. when young- amy goodman: an electric cow prodder. rep. john lewis: that you use to move cattle along. and i remember on one occasion he was wearing a button on his left lapel that said "never." he thought he was a general in a military. he would wear a helmet like patton. he force
killed today near the city of peshawar, one day after six workers, all female, were killed in peshawar and karachi. the shootings are believed to be part of a militant campaign against polio eradication in response to the c.i.a.-backed fake vaccination program in pakistan that helped locate osama bin laden. taliban warlords announced a ban on immunization efforts earlier this year, calling them a cover for espionage. pakistan is one of three countries in the world where polio remains a large-scale risk. the israeli government has announced another new round of settlement expansion in the occupied west bank, 1500 new settler homes in east jerusalem's ramat shlomo. the obama administration has issued some of its most forceful public criticism of israeli settlement expansion to date, yet has acknowledged it will not take practical steps to respond the ground. after weeks of international calls for u.s. response to israeli settlement growth, state department spokesman victoria nuland criticized israel on tuesday. >> we are deeply disappointed that israel insists on continuing this pattern
a city of discriminating against african-american teachers and staff through its effort to reform or shut down local schools. the federal suit says more than half of the tenured teachers who lost their jobs in the most recent wave of school closings were african-american, despite african-americans comprising just 30% of tenured teachers overall and 35% in the underperforming schools that wound up -- wind up being closed. the teachers' union is seeking an injunction to stop chicago mayor rahm emanuel from closing any more schools. the nra has confirmed plans to continue its campaign against a proposed u.n. treaty that would regulate the global arms trade. the general assembly voted to reopen negotiations after the obama administration help stonewall talks in july. speaking reuters, an nra spokesperson said the massacre in newtown, connecticut will not change their opposition to the treaty saying, "we are as opposed to it today as we were when it first appeared." the nra has vowed to oppose global arms regulation marking its second major policy announcement in the past week after responding
, the bar on this one as ain't before, you know, the whole city is a barricade, you know? something that happens slowly, slowly, slowly, you get used to and you accept. it's like the nuclear missiles, right? first a few, right? then a few more, then a few more gradually they-- living in a whole world ready to blow up and well, you kinda get used to it. [laughter] small enough doses. something happens in san francisco at fisherman's wharf all the time that kinda bothers me. it's like auschwitz there. auschwitz. you get down there you wanna get your crabs, you wanna get your lobsters or you go to fisherman's wharf and you wanna order a nice lobster dinner. now how do you-- what do you think that-- with that lobster you're eating, what do you suppose-- the fate of that lobster is before you eat it? they come out and say, "hey, do you want this one here?" and this old charlie go like this, you know, "hey, hey, not me, not me." [laughter] and take you on your charlie's. what do they do to that lobster? boiled. they boil that lobster. now, is there any concern for the lobster's well being
unit was established in atlanta, being that it was the largest city in the southeast, to make sure that those mosquito populations were kept under control around the military bases, so that malaria wouldn't come back in this part of the country. and the way you control it, and the way we did in this country, was you got to get rid of the mosquito vector. that takes a sophisticated... well, it takes an organized community effort. the chinese did that in southern china. many places around the world have had malaria problems-- brazil-- that they've brought under control. not so in africa. eradication efforts are erratic. yellow fever is another mosquito-transmitted virus that the french encountered when they occupied west africa. so the way the french dealt with this was to conduct an ongoing every-four-year campaign to vaccinate every person in every country they occupied. they had groups of doctors and nurses--that's all they did. they just went from village to village on this four year cycle. that way, the most that could happen is you'd have a group of susceptible children, but it
's three forms vertebrae was set in front of the city hall. completed in 1978, it was his last major public work. then in his 80s, henry moore worked on as long as his health allowed him to. he died in 1986 and was buried in the much hadham parish churchyard. some critics still wonder if moore's remarkable success mighhaept tin his n newer directions. others disagree. oh, i thinore's success was always good for hi it may be bad for his reputation, but it wasn't bad for him, his ego, and the ego that was needed to make his work. success was needed in order to fuel the possibilities of a work that appeals to every man. (narrator) henry moore's legacy is still being debated, but what he achieved is beyond controversy. the early works combine a poetic gift for carving and a respect for craftsmanship that drew inspiration from a world wider and older than europe. his fascination with the body and the play of internal and external forms inspired radical abstractions, part dreamscape, part landscape. his later works, more ambitious in size, are essays in the old tradition of making art for public
are arriving in agent tens, like adil, who knows almost nobody in this city and speaks no greek. he says he ran away from the government army. >> every day, like yesterday and tomorrow, all i do is wake, sleep, and speak on the internet with my close friends just in case i hear some news on the fall of assad. >> and there are also syrian families crowded in wace -- basements. this is one of six children traveling with their mother. athens is not what they hoped it would be. >> nothing here can help us. nothing. no charities,nology can help us. cold and hungry. just that. >> but as long as war continues, people will carry on trying to reach greece no matter how ill-prepared it is to receive them. al-jazeera, greece. >> still to come this half hour, anger in iraq as sunni muslims continue to demonstrate against the shi'ia. plus 30 years on, could justice finally be done for the mushed of a south american music legend? >> hello, again. over north america it's just one system after another one for the moment. the latest is running up into the eastern parts of canada there. certainly gave us a lot o
're a city boy who does not need to be out here in the first place. our olympic shooting team won gold at the atlanta olympics that year the also said, these weapons -- there is an excessive amount of firepower that is been available in the recognized it was that things they gone too far and it was a good idea to rain again. they had -- handed in their weapons and got compensation. we have seen the results in terms of a much higher standard of community safety. >> rebecca peters, what about the effect on suicide? we're talking about 30,000 gun deaths a year. the majority of them are people who have access to guns who pulled the trigger. >> yes. >> on themselves. >> that has been interesting. in australia, must gun deaths are suicides ias in the u.s. as well. the effect on the reduction in gun deaths has been seen in both homicides and suicides in australia. it is not just about legislation. it is also about culture. it is also about awareness. in addition to changes in the law, a lot of changes in behavior have occurred because law does affect behavior. we have higher standards of safe
, reports have emerged that the young syrian filmmaker was killed on monday in the city of hams. he appeared on the show in december. at the time be as that we only use his first bid for security reasons. >> what i saw in the last week, it is starting to turn into almost a civil war. they are enforcing the locals to form an armed resistance to the regime forces. >> for more we go to charles glass, award winning broadcaster. he returned from syria last month. >> these massacres are a clear indication of how urgent it is to find -- to force both sides in the conflict, the opposition and regime, to negotiate a settlement, which would ultimately mean a change in regime, but certainly a transition period in an absence of that, you have the russian army government, the saudis, the guitarist, the that states, turkey, farming the opposition, which will only inflame the civil war. more massacres will then take place. >> we continue with our look back at 2012. to get a copy of today's show, go to our website, democracynow.org. >> "at last" by the legendary blues singer it added james. this is democrac
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. "i'll grubstake you. i'll get you groceries. "i'll feed you and i'll grubstake me. "maybe city college will let you use some of their equipment and we'll make a little animated movie." and he made an animated movie on everything that we-- would you like to see it? okay. roll it, lionel. we'll see it right here, gang. right here. ♪ where did the time go? ♪ does anybody, does anybody know? ♪ ♪ when did the day break? ♪ did someone drop it, was it a mistake? ♪ ♪ la, la, la, la la, la, la... did you know that time's different when you move at different speeds, that when you move through space, you change the rate at which you move into the future? well, you can't really notice these differences for everyday speeds, but for really high speeds like for rockets traveling about half the speed of light, these time differences can be noticed. let's take a look at the so-called twin paradox. well, bye. i don't know if i'll see you again. and while the traveling twin experiences weeks... the stay-at-home twin experiences years. you know, i think i'll just sit here and do noth
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